Keating Muething & Klekamp Has Been Named a 2021 Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA


The Cincinnati-based law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) has been recognized as a 2021 Leading Law Firm in Ohio and Ohio: South & Central by Chambers USA in the following five practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance (Band 4) — Ohio
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2) — Ohio
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Band 2) — Ohio: South & Central
  • Labor & Employment (Band 4) — Ohio
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4) — Ohio

In addition, 10 attorneys at KMK Law have been ranked in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers®, published by Chambers & Partners Publishing. The KMK attorneys designated as “Leaders in their Field” in Ohio and Ohio: South & Central by Chambers USA are 2021 as follows:

James E. (Jim) Burke — General Commercial Litigation (Band 1) — Ohio

D. Brock Denton — Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Band 3) — Ohio: South & Central

J. Michael (Mike) Hurst Intellectual Property (Band 4) — Ohio

Kevin E. Irwin — Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2) — Ohio

Shannon D. Lawson — Banking & Finance (Associates to Watch) — Ohio

Robert C. Lesan — Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Up and Coming) — Ohio: South & Central

F. Mark Reuter Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Band 4) — Ohio: South & Central

Robert G. (Bob) Sanker — Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 2) — Ohio

Thomas M. Tepe, Jr. — Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Band 1) — Ohio

Kelley Brandstetter Tracy Banking & Finance (Band 3) — Ohio

The Chambers & Partners research team spent a year canvassing clients and lawyers across the country to obtain a consistent market view of those firms and lawyers that are considered leaders in their fields. The directory contains a detailed and independently-researched editorial describing each listed law firm and lawyer as well as the firm’s strengths, details of recent work, quotes from clients and peers and a list of active clients within each practice area. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from one to six, with one being the best. Additional information may be found at

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL(KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune50 corporations to start-up companies. KMK Law earned five National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 40 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2021 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at

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